PJM 2020 Summer Capacity Verification Tests are due by September 20

by ronfluegge 14. September 2020 10:42

Reminder from PJM:  PJM 2020 Summer Capacity Verification Tests are due by September 20

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  • The PJM 2020 Summer Capacity Verification Test period ended at September 1, 2020 at 0000 hours. PJM 2020 Summer Capacity Verification Test data and any associated derates for failed tests must be submitted by September 20, 2020.

The 2020 Summer Verification Test period ran from June 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020. All units in the PJM Capacity Market should have tested to prove their Summer Installed Capacity during this time. Additionally, all units, with the exception of Hydro, Pumped Storage Hydro, Fuel Cell and Diesel (or other reciprocating engines), must correct their test data for the local generator site ambient conditions under which their test is performed to the rated conditions under which their ICAP is determined.

Review the posted PJM Capacity Verification Testing FAQs as there is a new Capacity Verification Test format and screen that require (in some cases) you to submit more pertinent test information.

Units that are affected by ambient conditions must also have their test performed within certain ambient condition limits:  

  • For any unit with once through cooling or multi-pass cooling, tests must be performed when the actual (observed) intake water temperature is within 5° F of the rated intake water temperature.
  • For any unit with wet cooling (including those with evaporative cooling, fogging, wet compression and chillers), tests must be performed when the actual (observed) wet bulb temperature is within 10° F of the rated wet bulb temperature.
  • For any unit with dry cooling (or no cooling as in combustion turbines without inlet cooling), tests must be performed when the actual (observed) dry bulb temperature is within 20° F of the rated dry bulb temperature.
  • Alternatively, if it is impractical to test within the aforementioned limits, testing can occur without adherence to the limits as long as from July 7 through August 31 the testing 
    • start time is 10:00 a.m. EPT or later and
    • end time is 10:00 p.m. EPT or earlier on any day. 

Manual 21 contains information pertaining to testing within required ambient condition bounds and all other testing requirements.

Questions or concerns regarding this information should be sent to gadssupport@pjm.com 

If you have any questions regarding this communication, please contact PJM’s Member Relations or (610) 666-8980. 

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PJM 2016 Summer Capacity Verification

by ronfluegge 1. June 2016 10:39

Today is June 1st and the start of the 2016 Summer Verification Test Period. The test period runs from June 1 through August 31, 2016. All units in the PJM Capacity Market must test to their Summer Installed Capacity during this time. Additionally, all units, with the exception of Hydro, Pumped Hydro and Diesel, must ambient correct their test data. Also, Hydro and Pumped Hydro units must perform their once per year test during this period.

The due date for data submission is September 30, 2016. Any generator not submitting a Summer test, without due cause, will be considered 100% forced out for the entire Summer period of June 1 through November 30, 2016.

There is no tolerance given to test results. All units must test to their exact Installed Capacity Value or greater.

When a unit fails its verification test, a derating event should be placed in GADS to cover the deficiency. If this is done by the operator, the test result and the derating amount will be added and then compared to the Total ICAP Commitment Amount. If the derating is input by PJM, only the test result will be compared to the Total ICAP Commitment Amount and could result in an ICAP Shortfall.

The rules for verification testing can be found in Manual 21 on the PJM web site under the tab Documents/Manuals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the PJM GADS Administrators at gadssupport@pjm.com.

 

PJM - Special announcement about planned and maintenance event audits

by ronfluegge 31. May 2016 13:36

Starting June 1, 2016, monthly audits for compliance with PJM Manual 10 will be performed on all PJM eGADS planned and maintenance outages and deratings. 

Manual 10 “Pre-Scheduling Operations” states:

  1. All planned outages and deratings must be scheduled no less than 30 days prior to the operating day in which the planned outage or derating is to commence. (Section 2.2.1)
  2. All maintenance outages and deratings must be scheduled no less than 3 days prior to the operating day in which the maintenance outage or derating is to commence. (Section2.3.2) 

Please read the document on the PJM eGADS webpage entitled “Scheduled Events (Planned & Maintenance)” at this link for more detailed information: http://www.pjm.com/markets-and-operations/etools/egads.aspx 

Keep in mind that compliance is not limited to the most recent eGADS reporting month, but will typically be performed on the existing and most recent Delivery Years.

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